24 Things About Me

happy halloween loves!
life is starting to settle down (for now), and i figured that i would finally write a post! for starters:

  1. today is my birthday!

for those who did not know, today is my birthday, and i am twenty-four today. so, in today’s post, i will tell you twenty-four things about me.
this post will mark a new age — as cheesy as it might be, it is also the truth. in the last couple of weeks, many things have been quickly happening, and i will definitely let you all know what is going on, as soon as i know the results!

so far this year, i have neglected my blog, and i feel like there is a disconnect between me and all of you! so anyways, let’s get started!

23 OTHER FACTS BELOW!

Life Update #082420

happy monday! it has been a little while since i last posted anything on the blog. if you follow me on instagram, then you may already have an inkling as to why i have been missing for the past few months. however, i can’t believe that it has been since april?!

as always, i sincerely apologize for vanishing off the face of the earth…
my original plan was to complete my summer class, take about a week off, and then return sometime in july. but my comeback was delayed because i am currently undergoing the application processes. it is not my first rodeo in regards to applying to professional school; however, i decided to fully reflect on myself, scrapped my essays, and basically started from square one.

on top of completing my applications, i decided to pick up another job to get more experience in my desired field of work. now, i have the opportunity to learn and work within an inpatient and acute care setting. between my orientation, training, and my other job, my spare time has been filled with lots of naps and avatar: the last airbender.

needless to say, i am more than ready to come back to my hobbies, and create pieces just for fun!

lately, i have been feeling overwhelmed and drained with everything. it will be nice to dedicate more time to my blog, social media, and anything else that is not school or work related. life is constantly moving, and we sometimes get overly caught up in its motions. without realizing it, we can feel all of the extremes and struggle with managing even our most mundane tasks — even more so during this weird time.

overall, i would like to thank you all for being as patient as ever! i know my following is quite small, but i still feel guilty for my disappearance.
i would like to write more (seeing as how i have postponed this blog post for quite some time), however it is currently midnight, and i can feel my train of thought slipping.

i look forward to our next encounter~
with love, joslyn

I Did a Thing + Life Update

hello loves, and welcome back to M. A. N.~
i hope you’re doing well, during this time, and that you’re staying safe and healthy.

it has been about a month since i last uploaded a blog post, and i sincerely apologize. with everything that is going on, i needed time to adjust, and wanted to make sure that i was okay with the changes before getting back into the swing of posting on the regular.

if you haven’t noticed — i purchased my domain! after five years, i finally own my domain, and have access to many more features that WordPress provides. so, be on the look out for the changes that will be made! with that being said, i would appreciate if you remain patient with me as i finalize the schedule, design, mood, color scheme, etc.

in today’s post, i will be going into detail about the changes i would like to make with M. A. N., and i will also update you with everything that is currently going on in my life. this update will explain why i have been distant for the past month, and i hope that it will justify my sudden absence.

R e a d . m o r e

Get to Know Me (again)

Photo by Ava Sol on Unsplash

happy wednesday loves!
this week, i was wanting to upload a haul, but i need a bit more time to finalize some details. i am really excited to post that video — so get ready for that post next week!

today, i will keep it simple and do an “about me” tag. it has been a while since i have done one, and i think it is appropriate to do one with my current reboot:

R e a d . m o r e

2020 update — trying to get my ish together

hello loves~
welcome back to my blog!
i was planning on doing something more “inspiring” for this post, but let’s be honest… we all knew that wasn’t going to happen :’)

instead, i wanted to do something more laid back and chill — hence why i am writing this live on january 17th at 12:30pm.

for 2020 one of my goals is really get back into the swing of things. at this point, i have been out of school for 8 months, and i am dying of boredom and just tired of my daily monotonous routine. when i was in university, i thought the monotony was bad — but i was kidding myself: i am currently living such a repetitive and uninspiring life.

if you would like to hear about my recent life struggles, i invite you to watch my youtube update:

*a/n: someone please help me…*

although you can’t see what has been going on behind the scenes, i have been trying really hard to be productive at the start of this year. i started my bullet journal for the year, started planning for my blog and youtube channel, and organizing my life more efficiently.

in terms of my blog, i think wednesday are the best days to upload because it gives me time to work ahead, get my editing done, finish some last-minute details, etc.

this semester, i am retaking a class that can dictate everything for me in regards to my academic career — so i am really trying to focus and be productive with that class. with that being said, i think posting once a week is the best thing for me right now. it will allow me to prioritize and just enjoy the process of creating without stressing me out, and taking a toll on my mind and soul.

i do plan on officiating my domain, but i need to prove to myself that i can keep up with the pressures of life and maintaining my hobbies on the side. therefore, i will work really hard on getting my -ish together. in reality, there should be no excuse: i am out of school (for the most part), i have had plenty of time to sit around and do nothing, and i am honestly so tired of just sitting around and being an unproductive potato.

i think i will go ahead and wrap up this post because i feel like i can babble for forever and keep repeating the same thoughts — but that’s reserved for my journal :’)

i will definitely see you guys next wednesday with some REAL content! i hope you will continue to be patient and understanding. for those who have stuck around for the past few years, i sincerely appreciate you for sticking in there. i know i have not been the best at this “influencer” thing but i am honestly working on it!

till next time~
with love, joslyn

Post-Grad Update

hello lovelies and happy sunday!
I hope you have been healthy, high-spirited, and caring towards others. It has been a long while since I lasted posted (I believe it has been roughly four months).
Since my last update, many things have changed, and I am excited to share them with you! So, I hope you can take the time to go down memory lane with me! If not, I think I summarized everything in the vlog below, which was posted almost a month ago. If you would like to be up-to-date, please subscribe and follow my social media outlets!

R e a d . m o r e

#041019

Good afternoon loves~ How have you been? I hope everything is going well. Summer is right around the corner, and you will finally be able to catch your breathe.
I have been doing well, and as usual, school is overtaking my life. However, I have been more open to going out, and trying to be more social. As many of you know, I am trying to revamp my blog, and YouTube channel since I am graduating in May. It’s a very slow process because I’m not use to actively trying to be productive with my hobbies, but I’m getting there!

I am planning on purchasing my domain after I graduate, but before I can do that — I really need to get use to getting back into the flow of things. So far, I have a general idea of what I want to change, but I need to be more decisive before I can start playing around with it. I know I want to keep this space as more of a lifestyle blog because I don’t want to limit myself when I have many interests.
When I first started my blog, almost four years ago, it was meant to be an outlet for my creative side since I am always focusing on my logical and scientific side at school. Unfortunately, I was getting more and more overwhelmed with school, and started to cut back on my blog — which I regret. Now, I still want to maintain this space as a way for me to use my creative side, but more as a hobby and part-time job, than an outlet.

I will keep the schedule the way it is since it works really well with school and work:
** Wednesdays at 2:00 PM CST
** Saturdays at 2:00 PM CST

Overall, this note is to prove that I am alive, and proof that I am going to be more accountable on my blog and my YouTube channel. If you guys have any recommendations on what you would like to see, please let me know! For now, I gotta get ready for class — ‘Till next time~

With Love, Joslyn



#122318

Greetings Loves!
It has been about a week and a half since I finished the semester, and I have recharged! I am ready to make a come back on my blog and youtube channel.

But first, while I’m waiting for my first video to render, should I solidify my schedule, or keep it on a “whenever I can” type schedule?

The options for a solid schedule include:

  • 1x a week: Friday; Saturday; or Sunday
  • 2x a week: Wednesday + Saturday
  • 2x a week: Friday + Sunday
  • 3x a week: Wednesday + Friday + Saturday

Realistically speaking, 1x or 2x a week is more my speed, but if you would like to see me try to push out 3x a week — I can make it work!

With that being said, I am graduating from my undergraduate journey in May 2019, so I would prefer my blog to be fully functional by that time.
This blog was originally suppose to be my creative outlet, and it still is; however, during the past 3.5 years, it was a struggle for me to adjust with school and trying to find time for everything.

During this winter break, I am really looking forward to getting everything in order, and returning back to good habits of being happy and productive!

Get ready, because I will be trying to push out more quality content!

With Love, Joslyn